ASCII, American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding.
It defines the mapping between characters commonly used in English with the 7-bit numbers used to represent them, such as ‘
A’ being character number #65.
The Original RFC
- RFC 20 — ASCII format for Network Interchange (October 1969)
April Fools RFCs
- RFC 8140 — The Arte of ASCII: Or, An True and Accurate Representation of an Menagerie of Thynges Fabulous and Wonderful in Ye Forme of Character (1st April 2017)